SPECIAL TO THE AV NEWS
Dozens came out to support the annual Terry Fox Run in Port Alberni last weekend.
There were 71 people registered for the event, which included two runs of 2-kilometres and 5-kilometres on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 293. The event was organized by the Lions Club of Port Alberni. In total, the event raised $1,640.
Staunch supporter Jamie Amos brought in $245 himself. To date, for all the years he has run and raised money, he has raised more than $10,000.
Rick Williamson is another person who has never missed a Terry Fox Run in all the years that it has been in existence. “My dad was dying from cancer and so I ran for him,” Williamson explained. “Every year, even when I wasn’t living here, I ran. It has been in Mongolia, Scotland and on the Alaskan highway.”
Theo Valentinus, 10, was the first to cross the finish line in the 2-km run. Karson Karaim, 18, was the first to cross the finish line in the 5-km run. This was his second year participating.